Divorce is a difficult circumstance to be in. Despite being lovers since high school days, a couple can go through a divorce. More often than not, remaining friendly with your ex-spouse throughout the entire divorce procedure can be challenging but fruitful. The more hostile your relationship with your spouse is, the more time-taking, costly, and complex it becomes.
Divorce is an emotional roller coaster, and you can expect it to last for at least six months to a year. Fighting with your ex-spouse the entire time and keeping negative feelings inside can make it all the more difficult for you. Contact Turco Legal, P.C. to hire an attorney so you can handle your emotions while they handle the legalities.
Avoid these mistakes while navigating through a divorce without a lawyer.
Hiding marital assets.
If you and your spouse did not sign a prenuptial agreement before marriage, dividing the marital assets would be one of the most complex situations. According to the law, marital property should be divided equally between the two spouses, and all the assets should be presented during the discovery process. Both parties are legally required to disclose all marital assets.
If you hide any assets, chances are that they will be exposed at some point during the process. Moreover, there are legal penalties for such an offense, like fines and even jail time.
Being too emotional.
Getting emotional during the divorce process is not surprising. After all, you are legally separating from the person with whom you thought you would be spending your entire life. However, if you are going to deal with your divorce without an attorney, letting your emotions control you is not an option. People can become even more emotional when children are involved.
Not understanding your rights.
When people decide to handle their divorce independently, they forget that they lack the legal expertise and knowledge of an attorney. You cannot learn everything about divorce law by Googling about it for a few weeks. It is essential that you understand your rights so that the other party cannot take advantage of your lack of legal knowledge.
Comparing your situation to other people’s situations.
Every divorce case is different, and things vary depending on the specific facts of your circumstance. When you begin the process, it is understandable that you would want to compare your situation to your friends or family members. However, doing this will only set unrealistic expectations.